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Author Topic: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus..... TINGs 2018  (Read 16399 times)

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 09:37:38 am »
By any chance based loosely on Much Wenlock in Shropshire, Ollie?
Having lived there for some years, the ID backscene gives a good representation of the area.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2015, 09:03:34 pm »
Evening all!

By any chance based loosely on Much Wenlock in Shropshire, Ollie?
Having lived there for some years, the ID backscene gives a good representation of the area.


I will admit that is where I got the name from, and also being fairly local to myself it just seemed to sound right.

Right, Update time!!!

First off a buildings update. I'm slowly getting there with the buildings for Wenlock. Engine shed and goods shed pretty much there (aside from guttering), service depot and station building to go!



I took advantage of a rather lovely evening to take Wenlock outside to do some work on it. First off I added the fascia boards in preparation for the landscaping.



I also finished off the base structure for the platform. Next jobs will be to add the plasticard tops to the platform and begin some hills!


And to end we have an overall shot.


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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2015, 09:06:15 pm »
This is looking really good. Please keep the pictures coming.
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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2015, 09:37:24 pm »
looks good! 

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2015, 09:52:58 pm »
Keep up the good work, Ollie :thumbsup:

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2015, 08:55:31 pm »
Evening all,

A small update on the layout itself along with some other news today.

First off Wenlock has had an exhibition booking!! The invite originally began as one for Sheaf, but as I aim to have sold Sheaf by then I offered Wenlock as a substitute and they said Yes!! So Wenlock is currently due to make its exhibition debut at the Blackpool & North Flyde show September 2016. Well unless something crops up beforehand.

Time for the layout update, I spent yesterday sorting the landscaping out. So we now have a hilly Wenlock :D





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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2015, 10:10:01 pm »
Coming along very nicely indeed. I look forward to the next updates.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2015, 10:21:26 pm »
Great news about the booking in our neck of the woods, Ollie :claphappy:
It's generally a very good show.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2015, 10:32:40 pm »
I like the hilly Wenlock!  :thumbsup:

Also am impressed with the stone finish you have achieved on the Ratio buildings.  :beers:

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2015, 06:59:04 am »
I like the hilly Wenlock!  :thumbsup:

Also am impressed with the stone finish you have achieved on the Ratio buildings.  :beers:

George

Me, too. How did you achieve the excellent stone finish on the Ratio buildings, please?

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2015, 11:32:04 pm »
I like the hilly Wenlock!  :thumbsup:

Also am impressed with the stone finish you have achieved on the Ratio buildings.  :beers:

George

Me, too. How did you achieve the excellent stone finish on the Ratio buildings, please?

Thanks Chaps!

To be truthful it's actually been a bit of luck. I gave the buildings an all over coat in a dark grey and then drybrushed several varying lighter shades over the top until I thought it looked about right.

Cheers,

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 12:05:13 am »
Well they look about right Ollie, not just alright but pretty good/impressive.
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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2015, 05:39:10 am »
Thanks for the explanation Ollie. I need to try your grey stone finish technique before I tackle the station building for Cant Cove. I think I'll try it out, first, on a tunnel mouth I have which needs repainting.

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2015, 03:40:57 pm »
Afternoon all,

Quite a few pictures today, from what seemed like very little work! But lets get straight into them!!

I have now nearly completed the wiring for the layout. Now the vast majority has been done for a while now but I still had to wire in the Signal and fit the PL13s to the Point Motors. Now this is done! Well except I was short one PL13!! So three wires left to do at some point.


With that complete I decided to spruce up the new hills. I gave them a coating of light earthy brown, this certainly gives a bit of life to the layout.


I then set about finishing off the ballasting. All tracks have now had a healthy dose of Woodland Scenics Fine Grey, just waiting for it to dry now.




By this stage the brown had dried and I just had to get the scatter out. So I now have a grassy Wenlock!! It's amazing how quickly this has gone from looking quite bare to this.


I also added some 'sooty' deposits to the loco shed and the bridge.



Finally I popped the buildings back on to get a proper feel of how this is going to look when 'finished'.





So we're getting somewhere!

I have started thinking about what stock to get to run on here. So if anyone has any ideas/suggestions then please feel free to speak up, I'm sure Karhedron could provide a never ending list of items ;)

Cheers,

Ollie

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Wenlock - A WR Branch Terminus
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2015, 04:21:36 pm »
Looking very nice indeed. My suggestions: ex-GWR 14XX, 45XX, 4575, and 57XX tank locos. Ex-GWR autocoach, ex-GWR B Set. Ex-GWR Collett coach(s) for strengthening the B Set on market says and holidays or for a through train portion to London? In the diesel era, D63XX (Class 22) (can work with B Set and / or Collett coaches; plus on goods trains). 55XXX (class 121 or 122) diesel railcar. Ex-GWR diesel railcar. Coaches can be in BR crimson & cream, crimson, or maroon and the ex-GWR railcars in BR crimson (only parcels railcars), BR crimson & cream, early BR DMU green (lighter) or late BR DMU green (darker); some had white cab roofs. Maybe, a D70XX (Class 35) on passenger or goods trains? There are other steam possibilities such as a BR Standard 3MT 2-6-2T in BR WR lined green livery.

 

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